MSP Prime-time

Hello, Readers.

Welcome to the MSP Prime-time Blog!

The stage is set at the Michael Solomon Pavilion, Monday, July 16, 2018, Summer Plus Lesson.  Gem City Squares and Clinton County Country Squares were the ringleaders!

Ken Roberts, the esteemed and renowned caller and coach was in one corner, his most favorite spot at the MSP, the infamous, “Caller’s Box!”

Now, folks, hold onto your hats, the bell for this match has rung.

Seventy, yes, seventy square dancers, including, twelve newly hatched graduates, swarmed the entire dance floor all at once.

Yes, reader, you are now gasping in unbelief, exclaiming, “No, what happened to the infamous caller/coach, Ken Roberts? Was he eaten alive by this swarm?”

Calm yourself, friends.

Ken Roberts stayed cool, calm, and collective. He saw the approaching stampede, cranked up his awesome tunes, and a sudden calmness enveloped the crowd. He mesmerized the square dancers with his teaching of relay the deuce, track two, anything and spread and diamond circulate.

So, friends, wipe your brow, breathe a sigh of relief – this blog post was completely posted for your evening’s entertainment. You may have realized by now.  No one, not even this square dance blogger, can pull the pull the wool over any dancer’s or caller’s eyes.

Please try to set your sights to join us next, Monday, July 23, 2018, for another evening of fellowship and fun with Tom Davis and Wesley Fenton. St. Mary’s Tri-Squares and Swinging 8’s will be the host clubs. Kudos to Fred Organ, the ref of the Summer Plus Workshops!

Thank you, reader, for being a part of this awesome MVDC family.

Over and out. Yellow rocks to all, and to all a good night. Colleen Germann

Love That Caller…

Love That Caller?
Love who?
Which caller?
Would you like some hints?
His hair is white and gleaming as snow. His blue eyes dance and are as clear as rain. His smile is infectious.

Give up?
Or would a couple more help?

Nah, let’s get to the clincher…

…Well, this particular caller has taught his students over the years after finishing up a crossfire, to yell as loud as can be, “Love That Caller, Tom Davis!” No matter what dance that they are at, or who the caller might be, even Jack Pladdys, to proclaim this infamous line whenever possible. It has become quite a household phrase for most square dancers in the MVDC.

So, after sharing this story with the MVDC Summer Plus Workshop attendees, Tom Davis also lead the smiling and enthusiastic crowd through Single Circle to a Wave, Spin Chain and Exchange the Gears and Chase Right.

We have been truly blessed and are appreciative of all the callers, including Ray Beavers and Bob Jones, who have taken time to help so far with the Summer Plus Workshops at the Pavilion along with Tom Davis. Each week has been a fantastic review for everyone!

Please spy the pics and remember to attend the next SPW’s on Monday, July 16th with Ken Roberts. Gem City Sqs and Clinton County Country Squares are sponsoring the evening.

Remember, at the next square dance, to proclaim, “Love That Caller, Tom Davis!”

Best Lookin’ In Dayton



“SURPRISE!!” were the loud exclamations shouted as Ken Roberts entered the Michael Solomon Pavilion this very afternoon on Saturday, June 23, 2018. It took Ken by complete bombshell. His beloved family from all corners — immediate, church, square dance and acquaintance gathered to celebrate Ken Robert’s 70th Birthday. This was not only a celebration of Ken’s anniversary of his birth, but also a celebration of all the very lives that he has touched in so many ways. No matter who you are, where you might have been, or what shape one might be in, Ken Roberts always extends his hand, gives a word of encouragement and offers a hug or handshake. Tom Davis MC’d the party. Pam Courts, Jay Fitch, Wesley Fenton, and Linda Bishop helped kept the afternoon dancing. Many stories about Ken Roberts were shared. One particular story caught our undivided attention. Pam Courts reminisced how Ken Roberts was, “The Best Lookin’ Caller In Dayton!” Everyone agreed and still does. Ken Roberts, you are a shining example to us all!!